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Why the Condorcet criterion is less important than it seems

Posted on What's New Alec Slatky on August 10, 2010

A frequent criticism of instant runoff voting is the fact candidates who beat all others in head-to-head competitions can actually lose.  But if such candidates win all the time, there would be unintended consequences.

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Why IRV Produces a Majority Winner

Posted on What's New Alec Slatky on July 12, 2010

A common criticism of instant runoff voting is that IRV does not necessarily produce a “majority winner.”  This criticism is misleading, and does not recognize the true meaning of a “majority winner” in any given election.

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Debunking the Myths about Port Chester

Posted on What's New Alec Slatky on June 25, 2010

Port Chester's historic Board of Trustees election this past month has drawn national attention for its use of cumulative voting. But the amount of misinformation found in the media coverage is high, so FairVote would like to correct some of the most common fallacies.

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Primary Runoffs Show Need for Reform

Posted on What's New Alec Slatky on June 23, 2010

Everyone can agree that the higher the turnout, the better.  But then why do we accept runoff elections where the winners often receive fewer votes than they did in the initial primary?  There must be a better way...

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